During our charity event last weekend one of the ladies at Zena’s table suggested that we should get together and make cards for the North Queensland Rural Family Support Services, as this was possibly another way we could help.
We want to run with this idea and Zena has offered her studio to run these card making sessions. She has a few days and evenings planned. If you are keen to make some cards, then get in touch with her. You don’t have to be creative, as you will be guided every step of the way. Come join us!!
We are very fortunate to come across this wonderful group of women who call themselves the Paper Angels. They are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and part of their mission statement is “…To make a Difference” They certainly do that for us year after year. This year was no exception.
Last Monday we spent the day enjoying the company and creativity of 40 ladies, creating cards and forming new friendships. With all proceeds going to North Queensland Rural Family Support Services.
Rebecca Ross event coordinator with her table of ladies
Thank you Jan Potter (bottom left) from Quota International Nundah/Clayfield for supporting us.
The home office of Stampin’ Up! are very generous. For each of our charity events with The Paper Angels they have donated wonderful raffle prizes.
Some of our raffle prizes
Liz one of the lucky ladies that won some beautiful Stampin’ Up! goodies.
Every table had a Paper Angel Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to guide the ladies through the card kits.
The day went from 10am to 4pm. Lunch was included and prepared by Gemma, who just happens to be Rebecca’s sister, it was delicious and was only over shadowed by the afternoon tea which was soooo yummy.
For this event, once again we made a substantial amount of money from the raffle. All Funds raised by Quota Carindale go directly to Jeanie from North Queensland Rural Family Support Services who purchases her requirements from businesses within her area and in this way support is given to local communities as well as people on the land.
Once again Quota Carindale’s fund raising was supported by a Paper Angels Charity Cardmaking Day. What a successful event this was.
Leonie Weir, Lyn Wilson from Quota International of Carindale members with event coordinator Rebecca Ross
Crafting up a storm
The beneficiary of this event is North Queensland Rural Family Support Services who operate out of Charters Towers and service the Charters Towers Regional Council’s Rural/Remote Region, Flinders, Richmond & McKinlay Shire Council areas. Their Co-ordinator Jeanie Brooks has been working with families on the land for more than 30 years. Two Quota Carindale members, Janette and Lyn were able to meet with Jeanie on their travels through North West Queensland in 2015. They had discussions with Jeanie and felt the work she was doing fitted well with Quota’s ideals of supporting disadvantaged women and children and because of the severity of the drought in this region their need was dire. Here, the family focus is on survival with the resulting neglect of both mental and physical health. Children are taken out of boarding school and socialising becomes infrequent as fuel is only available for necessities.
On 26 August 2016, North QLD Rural Services will be co-hosting with the Royal Flying Doctor Service a day on “Barenya Station” south west of Hughenden. The RFDS does health checks while Jeanie arranges a pamper day along with fitness and stretching sessions for both adults and children. From Quota Carindale’s donations, Jeanie has enlisted the services of a Charters Towers fitness professional to travel to “Barenya Station” to provide physical health and well being tips and classes as those attending the day have no personal access to these services without first driving hundreds of kilometres.
Funds raised by Quota Carindale go directly to Jeanie who purchases her requirements from businesses within her area and in this way support is given to local communities as well as people on the land. Following are some photos of a similar day co-hosted by the Royal Flying Doctors Service and North QLD Rural held in September 2015.
Limbering up in the shed
Taming the Black Dog (Depression)